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  • Petition started asking Obama to allow Texas to secede from the Union

    11/09/2012 6:58:13 PM PST · by oneprolifewoman · 190 replies
    "The US continues to suffer economic difficulties stemming from the federal government's neglect to reform domestic and foreign spending. The citizens of the US suffer from blatant abuses of their rights such as the NDAA, the TSA, etc. Given that the state of Texas maintains a balanced budget and is the 15th largest economy in the world, it is practically feasible for Texas to withdraw from the union, and to do so would protect it's citizens' standard of living and re-secure their rights and liberties in accordance with the original ideas and beliefs of our founding fathers which are no...
  • Surprise: Last Print Newsweek Features Obama

    11/09/2012 6:53:57 PM PST · by WXRGina · 15 replies
    Big Hairy News ^ | November 9, 2012 | Scooter Van Neuter
    In a move that absolutely everyone saw coming, Newsweek is featuring Barack Obama on the cover of its last print issue before transitioning to exclusively online. The November cover features Obama dressed as Santa Claus, with the caption "The Santa Conquest - Buying the Moron Vote." During the last four years the Obamas have been constant fixtures on the failing magazine's cover.
  • Electrical Accident May Disable Washington State Ferry For Two Years

    11/09/2012 6:51:48 PM PST · by zeestephen · 62 replies
    KING 5 News ^ | 09 November 2012 | Susannah Frame
    If a new engine "commutator" has to be built by General Electric, the Walla Walla could be out of service for up to two years. An electrical surge caused huge chunks of steel and copper to melt, as well as holes to be blasted through the six foot diameter engine part.
  • Mark Steyn: The Edge of the Abyss

    11/09/2012 6:46:15 PM PST · by neverdem · 54 replies
    National Review Online ^ | NOVEMBER 9, 2012 | Mark Steyn
    The default setting of American society is ever more liberal and statist. Amid the ruin and rubble of the grey morning after, it may seem in poor taste to do anything so vulgar as plug the new and stunningly topical paperback edition of my book, After America — or, as Dennis Miller retitled it on the radio the other day, Wednesday. But the business of America is business, as Calvin Coolidge said long ago in an alternative universe, and I certainly could use a little. So I’m going to be vulgar and plug away. The central question of Wednesday —...
  • Buy American (simple vanity)

    11/09/2012 6:41:02 PM PST · by Cringing Negativism Network · 78 replies
    (vanity) | November 9th, 20122 | (self)
    OK I'll go ahead and start this vanity, because I think it's a topic whose time has come: We spent billions more last year than we took in. Billions. On all sorts of junk. Every country in the world is building factories, selling their stuff to us. China in particular, is selling us all sorts of junk. It is time for us to sell, not buy. Just saying. Sell stuff. Sell stuff made here. Thanks for listening. :)
  • Regarding the recent Florida election

    11/09/2012 6:40:41 PM PST · by sarasmom · 111 replies
    Official Florida Elections website ^ | 11/09/2012 | sarasmom
    Link to official St Lucie County FL 2012 results SOVC For Jurisdiction Wide, All Counters, All Races UNOFFICIAL RESULTS WITHOUT PROVISIONALS Only one precinct had less than 113% turnout. 154 registered voters 107 votes 69.48% The Unofficial vote count? 175,554 registered voters 247,713 vote cards cast (141.10% ) Again please note these numbers supposedly do NOT include Provisional ballots. Oh yeah people, Allen West is entirely justified in asking for a lockdown on the ballot boxes and machines, and he might even need a few good men and women to ride on down there and help him make them...
  • ‘Secular’ Ariz. Democrat to replace sole atheist in Congress (Pete Stark)

    11/09/2012 6:34:08 PM PST · by Colonel Kangaroo · 28 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 09, 2012 | Kimberly Winston
    Rep. Pete Stark, D-Calif., the only openly atheist member of Congress, lost his race for another term on Tuesday (Nov. 6). But secularists will not remain unrepresented in the Capitol. Democrat Kyrsten Sinema, a former Arizona state senator who was raised Mormon and is a bisexual, has narrowly won her pitch for a House seat by 2,000 votes. “We are sad to see Pete Stark go,” said Roy Speckhardt, executive director of the American Humanist Association, which gave Stark its Humanist of the Year award in 2008. “He was a pioneer for us, and by being open about his lack...
  • Vanity: Let's teach America

    11/09/2012 6:28:43 PM PST · by Hootin Aggie · 10 replies
    vanity | 09nov12 | hootin aggie
    A Simple Proposal: Let it be know that the house will rubber stamp whatever the senate can pass with regard to taxes and spending cuts, but that the debt limit WILL NOT BE RAISED. We can make a big scene about cooperating with the one. He can decide how the budget will be balanced. They can run wild with tax increases. The only catch.....all tax increases expire on 01 Nov 14. We need to teach America what all the "bennies" cost while there is still hope. In this way "the one" will be responsible for the economy. Let BO decide...
  • Gender spenders: San Francisco to foot bill for sex changes

    11/09/2012 6:28:28 PM PST · by massmike · 17 replies ^ | 11/09/2012 | n/a
    In the midst of cash-strapped Californians approving new taxes to prevent further cuts in essential state services, San Francisco health officials appear to have found the money to fund what they say is a much-needed service to residents living in the City by the Bay: Sex changes. The gender-switching surgeries are part of a comprehensive program for treating transgender people that the city's Health Commission green-lighted on Tuesday and announced two days later. Backers say it will help ease the mental anguish of people who feel they are trapped in bodies of the wrong gender, but critics wonder why the...
  • Campaign Sources: The Romney Campaign was a Consultant Con Job

    11/09/2012 6:19:37 PM PST · by upbeat5 · 148 replies
    Red State ^ | November 9, 2012 | Ben Howe
    If you spend your time watching politics and haven’t been hiding in a deep depression since Tuesday, you’ve probably been hearing a lot about “ORCA.” According to the Washington Post, ORCA “was designed as a first-of-its-kind tool to employ smartphones to mobilize voters, allowing them to microtarget which of their supporters had gone to the polls.” There is now widespread condemnation of the program as being sloppy and poorly deployed.
  • POLL: Was the election won lawfully or by way of fraud?

    11/09/2012 6:17:13 PM PST · by This Just In · 166 replies
    November 9, 2012 | This Just In
    Do you believe that some of the election victories were won legally or by way of fraud? What are the reasons for your opinion?
  • Political "Death of A Salesman" : Romney's Pathetic Self-Implosion and Defeat by Obama (Vanity)

    11/09/2012 6:10:40 PM PST · by Patton@Bastogne · 15 replies
    http://www.Engineering-Excellence.US ^ | 2012-11-09 | Patton@Bastogne
    . Original Post : 2012-05-04 Today's Date : 2012-11-09 Tonight ... after reluctantly voting for "Romney-Ryan" to protect the Unborn Children yet to be murdered by Obama ... I sit in disbelief at how the GOP E-RINOs have snatched Defeat from the Jaws of Victory. Yet, all the words I can speak about this National Disaster have already been eloquently penned by my colleagues at Free Republic. So what now ? Well, the next time the Karl Roves and Jeb Bushes try to force another "Myth Romney" ... author of the infamous Scorched Earth campaign against his fellow Conservative GOP...
  • FReeper Canteen - USMC Birthday/Vets Day Music Celebration - 10 Nov 2012

    11/09/2012 6:02:55 PM PST · by AZamericonnie · 367 replies
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  • I Want To Retire In Costa Rica

    11/09/2012 6:00:52 PM PST · by kjam22 · 139 replies
    vanity | 11-9-2012 | kjam22
    Anyone know anything about retiring in Costa Rica?
  • Hypocritical Bashir Rejoices GOP Message to Religious Voters Failed to Win Election

    11/09/2012 5:59:57 PM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies ^ | November 9, 2012 | Ken Shepherd
    "We can all be thankful" that "after 30 years of taking Christianity hostage and claiming that the church was really the Republican Party at prayer, this election actually revealed that the church is owned by neither Democrats nor Republicans," MSNBC's Martin Bashir pontificated at the open of is "Clear the Air" commentary which closed his eponymous November 9 program.  Fortunately for Mr. Bashir, making straw-man arguments and spouting overheated political rhetoric is not a sin. What is, however, is hypocrisy. You see, Bashir has been fond of using the Bible as a cudgel to attack conservative Republicans for having allegedly...
  • THE SAVAGE NATION!!!!!! 11-9-12

    11/09/2012 5:54:14 PM PST · by dynachrome · 65 replies ^ | 11-9-12 | Dr. Michael Savage
  • Assange: Reelected Obama a 'wolf in sheep's clothing'

    11/09/2012 5:54:02 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 10 replies ^ | 11/8/2012
    WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange sees no reason to celebrate the reelection of US President Barack Obama. The US aggressively pursued and “persecuted” the whistleblower site under a Democratic administration, he explained. “Obama seems to be a nice man, and that is precisely the problem,” the 41-year-old told AFP, speaking from his room in London’s Ecuadorian embassy. “It's better to have a sheep in wolf's clothing than a wolf in sheep's clothing,” he said. “All of the activities against WikiLeaks by the United States have occurred under an Obama administration.” Assange was equally critical of the Republican, saying it “has not...
  • America's Double Trouble and The Reckoning, U.S. Debt Higher than Greece

    11/09/2012 5:53:04 PM PST · by blam · 10 replies
    TMO ^ | 11-9-2012 | Andy Sutton
    America's Double Trouble and The Reckoning, U.S. Debt Higher than Greece Economics / US DebtNov 09, 2012 - 01:01 PM By: Andy Sutton Now that the untold billions have been spent trying to convince America that our leaders actually know what they’re doing, they’re going to get put to an early test, and a critical one at that. Looming large are two big issues: the debt ceiling (again), and the ‘fiscal cliff’ automatic budget cuts. While they may seem like two separate issues, it all really ties together rather nicely into one big package that can be loosely labeled as...
  • Petraeus sex scandalKrauthammer: Petraeus Sex Scandal Will Drive Media Interest In Benghazi

    11/09/2012 5:52:17 PM PST · by classified · 88 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 8:28 PM 11/09/2012 | Jeff Poor
    On Friday’s “Special Report” on the Fox News Channel, Washington Post columnist Charles Krauthammer said the resignation of CIA director David Petraeus was a regrettable situation that might ultimately help shed light on the deadly Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. Embassy in Libya. “We will unravel all the threads of this in time,” Krauthammer said. “We’re just in the first few hours, but I think it’s worth noting what we do know. This is the end of a career of a truly great American. He did something that hadn’t been done by a general since the Inchon landing in...
  • Disastrous Response (Why The Government Won't Be Your Savior)

    11/09/2012 5:47:47 PM PST · by OddLane · 25 replies
    American Rattlesnake ^ | November 9, 2012 | Gerard Perry
    One of the tragedies of Hurricane Sandy, in addition to the enormous human and material cost it has exacted from our city, is the misery which the chronic inefficiency and incompetence of our government has wrought. From the economically incoherent and historically ignorant institution of price controls to the resuscitation of policies as intellectually vapid as the men who impose them, the specter of the state making the lives of those already suffering even more unbearable is everywhere. Even the federal bureaucracies established to ostensibly aid people who have been the victims of natural disasters are woefully incapable of executing...
  • The Death of Principle: Let’s Hear No More from the Anti-War Left

    11/09/2012 5:46:09 PM PST · by neverdem · 10 replies ^ | Nov 9th, 2012 | Jim Lakely
    Over at the always interesting Bleeding Heart Libertarians blog, Jason Brennan has a contemplative post about the Bush-era anti-terror policies that Obama’s supporters voted to continue. These are the same voters — and candidate, mind you — who once decried Dubya’s anti-terror policies of Gitmo, drones, supposed “torture,” and all the rest as crimes against humanity worthy of charges at the International Criminal Court. Yet, in four years, Obama has implemented Bush’s anti-terror policies harder and more bluntly. And Obamaphiles and others who once took to the streets and the blogopshere to protest Bush’s “crimes” happily voted for the current...
  • Judge grants first step to help Happy Valley man avoid deportation

    11/09/2012 5:44:26 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 11 replies
    The Oregonian ^ | November 09, 2012 | Molly Harbarger
    A Clackamas County judge signed off Thursday on the first step to keep a young Happy Valley man from deportation. Judge Thomas J. Rastetter granted bench probation to Edson Barrera Gonzalez, who has been held in a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement center in Seattle for a year. Immigration advocates for Gonzalez hope to persuade ICE to release Gonzalez for six months while he applies to have his status changed to a misdemeanor criminal, rather than felon. Gonzalez, then a 19-year-old employee at Macy's department store, was arrested last year for giving unauthorized discounts and ringing up false returns to...
  • CAIR Poll: More Than 85% of American-Muslims Picked Obama

    11/09/2012 5:35:58 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 51 replies
    CNS News ^ | Nov. 9, 2012 | Penny Starr
    ( -- The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) released the results of an informal exit poll on Friday that shows more than 85 percent of American Muslim voters picked President Barack Obama in Tuesday's election. That number is lower than a similar poll conducted in 2008 that showed 89 percent of American Muslims cast a ballot for Obama. CAIR conducted the informal survey of 650 American Muslim voters, with just 4 percent of respondents stating that they voted for Mitt Romney. Poll findings: 95.5 percent of the Muslim voters said they went to the polls on Nov. 6. 85.7 percent...
  • The FBI Has Been Investigating Petraeus' Biographer Over Access To Classified Info

    11/09/2012 5:34:15 PM PST · by FreeReign · 197 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Nov. 9, 2012, 6:23 PM | Kim Bashin
    CIA Director David Petraeus resigned over an extramarital affair, according to a letter he sent to CIA staff. The news was confirmed by Press Secretary Jay Carney in a briefing this afternoon. Slate's Fred Kaplan quickly reported that the affair was with Paula Broadwell — Gen. Petraeus' biographer who was embedded with him in Afghanistan. Now, NBC is reporting that the FBI has been investigating Broadwell, fearing that she had access to some confidential information.
  • Oakland robbers attack TV cameraman

    11/09/2012 5:33:53 PM PST · by radar101 · 26 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | November 8, 2012 | Henry K. Lee
    A KPIX news cameraman was punched and robbed during a live broadcast outside an Oakland high school, the latest in a spate of holdups targeting the media, police said Thursday. Reporter Anne Makovec and cameraman Gregg Welk were on the air shortly after noon Wednesday outside Oakland Technical High School near the corner of 42nd Street and Broadway. They were at the school to do a story on the passage of Proposition 30, the tax measure preventing deep cuts to education. As Makovec was finishing her report, police said, five men rushed up and grabbed a $6,000 camera from the...
  • Suggestion to Donald Trump

    11/09/2012 5:31:31 PM PST · by Hildy · 27 replies
    Anyone remember the movie RANSOM with Mel Gibson? Gibson's son is kidnapped and held for 2 million dollar ransom. But instead of paying it, he goes on TV and offers $2 million to anyone who turns the guy in. That's my suggestion. Take the $5million he offered Obama, get on TV and say he will give $5million to anyone who has evidence that Obama wasn't born here or information about his college information or any other incriminating evidence. the left does it all the time.. Larry Flynt anyone?
  • EDITORIAL: Florida’s tainted vote

    11/09/2012 5:24:39 PM PST · by jazusamo · 71 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 9, 2012 | Editorial
    Election shenanigans surface in Allen West’s congressional raceFlorida just can’t seem to count votes properly. After the embarrassing “hanging chad” debacle of the 2000 presidential election, similar games are now being played in the contest between Republican Rep. Allen West and Democratic challenger Patrick Murphy over the 18th Congressional District seat. Mr. Murphy claims 160,328 votes to Mr. West’s 157,872, but the GOP is questioning the integrity of the vote count, particularly in St. Lucie County. On election night, Mr. West had maintained a district-wide lead of nearly 2,000 votes until the St. Lucie County Supervisor of Elections inexplicably “recounted”...
  • CIA Director Petraeus resigns, admits extra-marital affair

    11/09/2012 5:24:27 PM PST · by BCW · 29 replies
    Reuters ^ | 09 NOV 2012 | Mark Hosenball and Tabassum Zakaria
    CIA Director David Petraeus resigned as head of the leading U.S. spy agency on Friday, saying he had engaged in an extramarital affair and acknowledging he "showed extremely poor judgment." In a letter to the CIA workforce, Petraeus, 60, said he met with President Barack Obama at the White House on Thursday and asked "to be allowed, for personal reasons, to resign from my position."
  • GOP civil war: Herman Cain calls for third party

    11/09/2012 5:24:02 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 82 replies
    Salon ^ | November 7, 2012 | Alex Seitz-Wald
    It’s been less than 24 hours since the polls closed and already the first shots in an emerging civil war within the conservative movement are being fired. Right-leaning pundits have been taking turns beating up on Mitt Romney and blaming him for the loss last night. Donald Trump just tweeted, “Congrats to @KarlRove on blowing $400 million this cycle. Every race @CrossroadsGPS ran ads in, the Republicans lost. What a waste of money.” And GOP leaders are already taking to the barricades on either side of the divide, which basically comes down to this question: Were Romney and the GOP...
  • In Florida: Obama Got Over 99% in Broward County Precincts

    11/09/2012 5:15:38 PM PST · by therightliveswithus · 129 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 11/09/12 | Aurelius
    President Obama must have run the greatest campaign in the history of campaigns (and he's been telling us he did too). First he got over 99% of the vote in places where GOP inspectors were kicked out in Pennsylvania, then he got 100% of the vote in 21 districts in Cleveland. Now he's done it again! Down in Broward County, Florida, Mr. Obama came away with more votes than he garnered in 2008, a particularly staggering accomplishment considering he received fewer state-wide totals in both Florida and across the country. How exactly did he accomplish this? Well, in part thanks...
  • First Ever City Job Fair Leaves Many Frustrated With Hiring Process(Chicago)

    11/09/2012 5:14:21 PM PST · by dynachrome · 20 replies
    CBS ^ | 11-9-12 | Unattributed
    About 3,000 people lined up for the city’s first-ever jobs fair on Friday – some of them waiting in line for up to six hours – hoping to apply for work with the city, but many left frustrated after learning the only way to apply for a job was to go online. WBBM Newsradio’s Bernie Tafoya reports Mayor Rahm Emanuel stopped by the job fair, expecting a warm welcome from job seekers, but instead ran into lots of ticked-off people. More than 3,000 people showed up for the 55 posted job openings, but city hiring rules require all applications be...
  • Question on rifle purchase preferences 3030 vs 3006

    11/09/2012 5:14:03 PM PST · by reed13k · 67 replies
    Just a quick question on positive and negatives of each 30-06 vs 30-30. My understanding is there is only a slight difference in range, but what all the other potential factors? Your thoughts as I dig into the details in the books, mags, and websites.
  • Obama: Americans voted for tax hikes on rich

    11/09/2012 5:05:29 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 59 replies
    Obama: Americans voted for tax hikes on rich By Olivier Knox, Yahoo! News | The Ticket – 5 hrs ago Claiming a mandate from his election romp over Mitt Romney, President Barack Obama announced on Friday that he had invited congressional leaders to the White House next week for talks on how to steer the battered economy away from a "fiscal cliff." Obama said he was open to compromise with Republicans—but that any final deal needed to raise taxes on the richest Americans. "This was a central question during the election," the president said in brief remarks in the East...
  • Pray For Our American Heroes

    11/09/2012 5:05:05 PM PST · by Kitty Mittens · 7 replies
    11-9-12 | Kitty Mittens
    Genesis 49:24 His Bow Remained Strong and Steady and Rested in the Strength that does not fail him, For the Arms of his Hands were Made Strong and Active by the Hands of the Mighty God of Jacob, By the Name of the Shepherd, the Rock of Israel.
  • Mark Steyn: Reality doesn't need to win Electoral College

    11/09/2012 5:04:01 PM PST · by Lorianne · 13 replies
    OC Register ^ | 09 November 2012 | Mark Steyn
    American electorate opts to defer course correction for another four years – if they get that long.___ Amid the ruin and rubble of the grey morning after, it may seem in poor taste to do anything so vulgar as plug the new and stunningly topical paperback edition of my book, "After America" – or, as Dennis Miller retitled it on the radio the other day, "Wednesday." But the business of America is business, as Calvin Coolidge said long ago in an alternative universe, and I certainly could use a little. So I'm going to be vulgar and plug away. The...
  • Ways to deal with voter fraud

    11/09/2012 5:03:08 PM PST · by matt04 · 17 replies
    We all know vote fraud is real. What effect it had on the election is unknown at this point. I have thought of possible way to reduce it. 1. Purge all voters from rolls every, say 8-10 years. Everyone will have to re-register on the state level. This will cause all the dead people to actually fall off the roles and make it harder to keep reusing fraudulent voter names. 2. Voter ID. No ID, you get a provisional ballot. 3. Limit access to paper ballots. Instead of a big pile of ballots on the table, ballots on demand. Then...
  • More than 6 million self-described “evangelicals” voted for Obama

    11/09/2012 4:58:17 PM PST · by Iam1ru1-2 · 319 replies ^ | Joel Rosenberg
    As the smoke clears from the wreckage of the Romney defeat on Tuesday, some intriguing yet disturbing facts are coming to light. * Fewer people overall voted in 2012 (about 117 million) compared to 2008 (about 125 million).* President Obama received some 6.6 million fewer votes in 2012 than he did in 2008 (60,217,329 in 2012 votes compared to 66,882,230 votes in 2008). * One would think that such a dynamic would have helped Romney win — clearly it did not. * Incredibly, Governor Romney received nearly 1 million fewer votes in 2012 than Sen. John McCain received in 2008....
  • Operating an ObamaCare ‘Exchange’ Would Violate Ohio’s Constitution

    11/09/2012 4:55:52 PM PST · by Kolath · 17 replies
    CATO ^ | 11-9-2012 | Michael F. Cannon
    Unconfirmed reports indicate Ohio officials are considering implementation of an ObamaCare health insurance “exchange.” That would be very interesting if true, because operating an ObamaCare exchange would violate the state’s constitution. Section 21 of the Ohio Constitution provides: No federal, state, or local law or rule shall compel, directly or indirectly, any person, employer, or health care provider to participate in a health care system… “Compel” includes the levying of penalties or fines.
  • Why can’t/won’t Petraeus testify?

    11/09/2012 4:55:44 PM PST · by chessplayer · 128 replies
    Duane, what puzzles me is why Petraeus’ resignation disqualifies him from testifying at all. I’m not the only one puzzled, either. NRO’s Katrina Trinko can’t figure it out: Perhaps there is some protocol I’m unaware of, but I don’t see why resigning should affect whether Petraeus testifies or not. He was in charge of the CIA when the Benghazi attack occurred, and the CIA has been under plenty of fire for how the attack was handled. Neither can John Hinderaker: This gets curiouser: Petraeus was scheduled to testify before a Congressional committee on Benghazi next week, but in view of...
  • Slouching toward Gomorrah - Same sex "marriage" referendums

    11/09/2012 4:47:54 PM PST · by NKP_Vet · 6 replies ^ | November 9, 2012 | Joseph Backholm
    "Why do the nations rage and the peoples plot in vain? The kings of the earth set themselves and the rules take counsel together, against the Lord and against his Anointed saying, "Let us burst their bonds apart and cast away their cords from us. He who sits in the heavens laughs;..." Psalm 2:1-4a Yesterday, Preserve Marriage Washington conceded that our attempt to repeal the same-sex "marriage" law that was passed by the legislature was not going to be successful. The first question is, "why?" Why did we lose after such a long string of successful campaigns on marriage? family...
  • RE-POST For Review ***The Real Question: HOW Did They Do It***

    11/09/2012 4:43:08 PM PST · by The Wizard · 52 replies
    stardate: 1211.9
    ***Focus Kids...The Real Question I HOW Did They Do It*** Originally Posted on Wednesday, November 07, 2012 5:58:31 AM by The Wizard We know we had the intensity, we know we had the ground game, and we know we had the turn out that gave us larger numbers than McCain or bama, so, the question needs to be HOW did they do it. Too many knowledgeable folks who were correct in their assumptions said Romney should have won. Start from that pretense and start looking at the method that could have been used to accomplish the "flip" of votes.....(Only counting...

    11/09/2012 4:42:21 PM PST · by lowbridge · 29 replies
    breitbart ^ | november 9, 2012 | ben shapiro
    Just two days after President Obama’s re-election, the Obama Interior Department announced a plan to shut down 1.6 million acres of federal land to oil shale development. The land had originally been slated for drilling under President George W. Bush. “By significantly reducing the acreage of wilderness potentially available for leasing, Secretary Salazar is laying out a creative, thoughtful and more responsible approach in managing some of our most precious resources,” said Bobby McEnaney, senior lands analyst with the Natural Resources Defense Council.
  • Business leader frets over tax increases

    11/09/2012 4:41:12 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 16 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | November 8, 2012 | Andrew S. Ross
    Robert Lapsley is a worried man. For one thing, he warned a group of business leaders in San Francisco Thursday, you'd better start meeting with your tax advisers right away. That's because - if you didn't already know - those tax increases on the wealthy passed by state voters this week are retroactive, meaning some people will be coughing up more taxes on income earned this year. Add to that the possible end of the federal Bush-era tax cuts, and the elimination or cutting back of other tax breaks and loopholes, and the money starts to seriously add up. The...
  • Need Advice on Purchase of Automatic Weapon

    11/09/2012 4:41:12 PM PST · by Tail Gunner John · 83 replies
    I have now gotten religion on the need to purchase my first automatic rifle. I have very little personal experience to draw upon in making my selection. I'm looking for an economical but reliable weapon. My goal is to buy the rifle and lay in a reasonable supply of ammunition for less than $1000. Any thoughts or advice would be greatly appreciated.
  • A Workable Solution to the Immigration Issue

    11/09/2012 4:40:23 PM PST · by grumpa · 29 replies
    Off Grid Blogger blog ^ | November 9, 2012 | Off Grid Blogger
    We have illegal immigrants living among us here in Texas. We like them and greatly appreciate their contribution. However, we should make a distinction between those who are here only to work, and those who are here to work and to integrate into American society. Here is my plan. Non U.S. citizens could apply for a Work Visa whether they reside in a foreign country or are already in America illegally—no distinction. To be accepted they must meet certain basic criteria of literacy and a clean record. Those who are accepted into the Work Visa program as illegal aliens would...
  • What power outages post Sandy teach us about government takeover of Health Care

    11/09/2012 4:40:10 PM PST · by CriticalThinking · 2 replies
    4yourcountry ^ | 11/9/12 | 4yourcountry
    Hurricane Sandy destroyed much of the North East power infrastructure. Customers wonder "Why weren't the utilities ready". Angry customers want all infrastructure underground. Governors want answers. Why are the utilities so bad? And how does this relate to the affordable care act?
  • Petraeus' biographer Paula Broadwell under FBI investigation over access to his email,

    11/09/2012 4:35:51 PM PST · by tobyhill · 60 replies
    NBC ^ | 11/9/2012 | By Richard Engel
    The biographer for resigning CIA Director David Petraeus is under FBI investigation for improperly trying to access his email and possibly gaining access to classified information, law enforcement officials told NBC News on Friday. Paula Broadwell is the author of Petraeus' biography, "All In." She had extensive access to Petraeus in Afghanistan and has given numerous television interviews speaking about him. Petraeus resigned Friday, citing an extramarital affair. The woman involved was not identified.
  • Freep a Poll!(Are you better off than you were four years ago? financially)

    11/09/2012 4:30:13 PM PST · by dynachrome · 21 replies ^ | 11-9-12 | Kiplinger Newslettter
    Think of your personal finances for a moment. Are you better off than you were four years ago? Yes No About the same Not sure
  • Obama: I’ve got my pen ready to raise those taxes

    11/09/2012 4:29:48 PM PST · by Kaslin · 47 replies
    Hot ^ | November 9, 2012 | ERIKA JOHNSON
    In case you missed it this afternoon (or, if you just didn’t want to watch it, in which case I sympathize), President Obama held his first post-election, fiscal-cliff, no-questions-please presser this afternoon, during which he iterated pretty much everything you’d expect. Obama brandishes presidential pen as he calls for more taxesNational Journal sums it up: In his first statement since winning reelection, Obama called on Congress to let the Bush tax cuts expire for individuals earning over $200,000 per year and families earning over $250,000. “Let’s extend the middle-class tax cuts right now. Let’s do that right now,” Obama added....
  • Nobility in the United States: St. Elizabeth Ann Seton

    11/09/2012 4:29:15 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    Foundress and first superior of the Sisters of Charity in the United States, b. in New York City, 28 Aug., 1774, of non-Catholic parents of high position; d. at Emmitsburg, Maryland, 4 Jan., 1821. Her father, Dr. Richard Bayley (b. Connecticut and educated in England), was the first professor of anatomy at Columbia College and eminent for his work as health officer of the Port of New York. Her mother, Catherine Charlton, daughter of an Anglican minister of Staten Island, N.Y., died when Elizabeth was three years old, leaving two other young daughters. The father married again, and among the...